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Regions of the United States The Mountain West. Colorado (CO), Wyoming (WY), Montana (MT), Idaho (ID), Utah (UT), Nevada (NV), . Physical Geography . Rocky Mountain Range, foothills of the Rockies, High Deserts and Intermountain Basins. Highland climate found throughout the Rockies

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regions of the united states the mountain west

Regions of the United StatesThe Mountain West

Colorado (CO), Wyoming (WY), Montana (MT), Idaho (ID), Utah (UT), Nevada (NV),

physical geography
Physical Geography

Rocky Mountain Range, foothills of the Rockies, High Deserts and Intermountain Basins.

Highland climate found throughout the Rockies

Desert and Steppe climates found in Southwest and Basin area.

Mostly arid. Farming is done with irrigation.

historical geography
Historical Geography

Mining towns

Outlaws (Wild West)

Cattle/Sheep Grazing

Reservation Lands

Las Vegas and Reno- Gambling towns

National Park Service

population geography
Population Geography

Not densely populated.

Major urban centers include: Denver, Las Vegas, and Salt Lake City.

economic activity
Economic Activity

Grazing

Mining

Tourism

Lumber

cultural heritage of the west
Cultural Heritage of the West

Old Mining ghost town exemplify the culture of the mountain states. When mining diminished, tourism took over.

Mountain towns are known for their transient population, seasonal employment, and influx of tourists.

Likewise, the Basin states are home to the largest number of National Parks.

regions of the united states the southwest

Regions of the United StatesThe Southwest

  • States included: Texas (TX), New Mexico (NM), Arizona (AZ) and Oklahoma (OK).
physical geography8
Physical Geography

Foothills of the Rockies, High Deserts and Intermountain Basins. Coastal plains along the Gulf Coast.

Diverse physical region, including landforms and climates.

Desert and Steppe found most of the Southwest. Humid Subtropical found in Eastern Texas.

Mainly arid. Farming is done with irrigation.

cultural heritage of the southwest
Cultural Heritage of the Southwest

Strong Spanish and Native American influences in the Southwest.

Unique foods, art, architecture, and music.

population geography10
Population Geography

Population density varies greatly.

Major urban centers include: Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Phoenix.

economic activity11
Economic Activity

Grazing and Ranching

Mining

Oil/Petroleum

Tourism

Fishing along the Gulf coast